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– Jim Rohn

Becoming a Project Manager and obtaining PMP Certification is an excellent way to Promote in the State of California.

CalHR Describes a Project Manager as:

 “Project Managers oversee and manage projects according to established and standardized project management methods, guidelines, and principles. They evaluate, monitor, and ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures. Projects are either general, or information technology (IT) related. The particular project type is determined by the nature of the project work required and conducted to produce a deliverable product, service, or result. Incumbents may be assigned as the project manager over a single or multiple projects ranging in complexity based on business and technical factors.”

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI). and Five years of increasingly responsible project management experience applying the principles, methods, techniques, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement management, at least three years must have been in a management capacity as a full-time project manager of one or more large or complex IT, clinical, or general management projects that demonstrated expertise, proficiency, and understanding of all aspects of project management. and Education: Equivalent to graduation with a Bachelors degree from a recognized college or university. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)




“Success is something you attract by the person you become thru your own personal development.”  – Jim Rohn

Becoming a Business Analyst for the State of California is an excellent way to promote up in California Civil Service

“What you become thru personal development is much more valuable than what you get.”   – Jim Rohn

Thinking of becoming a Software Engineer?

“The major question to ask on the job is not what you are getting here; but, What am I becoming here.” – Jim Rohn

Become a Data Analyst

Data Analyst

The primary tasks of a data analyst are compilation and analysis of numerical information. They usually have a computer science and business degree. They get analytical insights out of all the data which an organization can have (Database softwares or just excel sheets) which makes sense for the organization and compile them into decent reports so that other non technical folks can understand and decide their course of action.

An analyst usually works to get analytical insights out of data and this job profile does not include working with statistics (usually) and has nothing to do with “BigData” in particular.

A decent mid-sized organization can have many analysts. For example – a sales analyst may look at all the sales in the past quarter and figure out a proper sales strategy (where to sell and whom to sell to maximize profits). He will then communicate the report to the leadership. 

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

Understanding Data Lakes

“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” – Jim Rohn

Become a Data Engineer

Data Engineer


Data engineers are hard core engineers who know the internals of database software. He compiles and installs database systems, writes complex queries, scales it to multiple machines, ensures backups and puts disaster recovery systems in place. He usually has a deep knowledge and expertise in one or more different database softwares (SQL / NoSQL).

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

Become a Data Architect

Data Architect

Large enterprises generate a huge amounts of data from various different sources (grouped into two)

1. Internal Sources – Existing systems (CRM, HRMS, Web Analytics etc.)
2. External Sources – Stock market feeds etc.

A Data Architect is someone who can understand all the sources of data and work out a plan for integrating, centralizing and maintaining all the data. He must be able to understand how the data relates to the current operations and the effects that any future process changes will have on the use of data in the organization. He needs to be able to have an end-to-end vision, and to see how a logical design will translate into one or more physical Databases, and how the Data will flow through the successive stages involved.

This may include things like designing relational databases, developing strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database, cleaning and maintaining the database by removing and deleting old data etc.








” I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”

– Winston Churchill 

What is a Data Scientist?

Data Scientist

“Data Scientist” is a very recent phenomenon and is usually associated with BigData. The overall mission of a scientist is same as an analyst but once the volume and velocity of data crosses a certain level, it requires really sophisticated skills to get those insights out.

A “Data Scientist” usually has many overlapping skills – Database Engineering, handling BigData systems like Hadoop OR Netezza, knowledge of Python/R and knowledge of statistics / data mining.


Whereas a traditional data analyst may look only at data from a single source (CRM etc.) a data scientist will most likely explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources. The data scientist will sift through all incoming data with the goal of discovering a previously hidden insight, which in turn can solve a business problem. Good data scientists will not just address business problems, they will pick the right problems that have the most value to the organization.


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

” No matter how small you start, start something that matters.”

– Brendon Burchard

” Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”  – Napoleon Hill 

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney